31 Aug 2009
(Source: Indian Space Research Organization)
Indian Space Research Organisation
August 29, 2009
Chandrayaan-I Spacecraft Loses Radio Contact
Radio contact with Chandrayaan-I spacecraft was abruptly lost at 0130 Hrs (IST) on August 29, 2009 [2000 UTC August 28]. Deep Space Network at Byalalu near Bangalore received the data from Chandrayaan-I during the previous orbit upto 0025 Hrs (IST) [1855 UTC August 28].
Detailed review of the Telemetry data received from the spacecraft is in progress and health of the spacecraft subsystems is being analysed.
It may be recalled that Chandrayaan-I spacecraft was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota on October 22, 2008. The Spacecraft has completed 312 days in orbit making more than 3400 orbits around the Moon and providing large volume of data from sophisticated sensors like Terrain Mapping Camera, Hyper-spectral Imager, Moon Mineralogy Mapper etc., meeting most of the scientific objectives of the mission.